These lightweight bib pants are perfect for backcountry touring and for riders who want robust weatherproofing in a minimalist design. The GORE-TEX Pro fabric consists of 100% recycled nylon and delivers the highest level of durable waterproof/breathable and windproof protection available, plus it's Fair Trade Certified™ so you can rest assured you're getting a quality product.
- 3-Layer, 4-oz 40-Denier 100% Recycled Nylon Ripstop GORE-TEX Pro Shell with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) Finish
- GORE-TEX® PRO
- Fully Taped
- Fair Trade Certified™ Sewing
- These low-profile bibs have a drop-seat configuration with two-way slider side zips for venting, a zip fly with a single-snap closure for convenient relief and grown-on belt loops at the waist for convertibility when hiking
- Articulated patterning for increased range of motion; stretch-mesh fabric at low back for increased breathability and comfort
- Gaiters seal out snow; tough scuff guards protect inside of legs and bottom hem; two thigh cargo zippered pockets; one zippered pocket at right hip
- 584 (20.6 oz)
- Easy-Access Thigh Vents
- Waterproof Zippers
GORE-TEX® PRO - The three-layer design utilizes a revolutionary multilayer membrane system with a unique microstructure. The membrane is durably bonded to both the outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining.
Fully Taped - Having outerwear with fully taped seams means that on the inside of the jacket all the seams are covered in tape to provide the most effective waterproofing. It can be considered a key feature if you live in a wet climate or are planning on wearing the jacket during heavy rains. The downside is that due to the full taping there is less breathability than you'd experience with critically taped seams.
Fair Trade Certified™ Sewing - For every Fair Trade Certified™ item produced for Patagonia, they pay a community-development premium. The money goes into an account controlled by the cooperative of farmers or association of factory workers who decide how best to use it. The funds are designated for social, economic and environmental development projects. For example, cotton farmers may choose to use the money for agricultural improvements, rainwater catchment systems or to build a school or a health clinic. Workers in Fair Trade factories may invest in healthcare for their children, bicycles for easier transit to and from work or a cash bonus.
All workers in the factories and farms that make Fair Trade Certified™ clothing benefit from the funds, whether they work directly on Patagonia products or not.
Recycled Nylon - Nylon accounts for about 10% of ocean debris. By purchasing a product made with recycled nylon you are helping to minimize the growth of the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.
RECCO® - RECCO® is an advanced avalanche rescue system hidden in this outerwear that will save your butt when you need it. RECCO® is utilized by more than 700 rescue organizations worldwide to assist in the efficient location of burials. RECCO® technology enables rapid directional pinpointing of a victim's precise location using harmonic radar. Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but if you do you'll be glad it's there.
Zippers are sort of tough to open and close but that's what you get when you want to be water tight.